Marist High School receives NFL funding

BAYONNE – The NFL Foundation, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Gatorade, and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society on March 15 announced the winners of the Athletic Trainer Initiative, a national grant contest to expand access to athletic trainers in underserved high schools and improve youth athlete safety.
Marist High School is one of 15 schools in the nation to receive the grant. The schools each received $50,000 to develop athletic training programs that will provide nearly 5,000 student athletes with consistent access to this resource. The announcement was made at the seventh annual Youth Sports Safety Summit.
Marist currently does not have the funds to employ an athletic trainer and has minimal athletic trainer coverage for its sports programs. With the grant, Marist hopes to establish a formal athletic training program with a fulltime athletic trainer, training facility, and proper supplies and equipment to improve care for its student athletes.
“This effort addresses a critical need and provides the means for these high schools to establish athletic training programs that will enhance the health and safety of their student athletes,” said Jeff Miller, NFL executive vice president of health and safety policy.

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